Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,345 tons
Completed1943 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerR. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack23 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-1023 (Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler)
Position50° 25'N, 5° 25'W - Grid BF 2190
Complement48 (3 dead and 45 survivors).
RouteAntwerp - Mumbles 
History Completed in September 1943

1960 sold to Greece and renamed Eftychia for D.P. Margaronis. 1965 sold to Hong Kong and renamed Boaz for Teh-Hu SS Co. Broken up at Kaohsiung in March 1969. 
Notes on event

At 15.35 hours on 23 April 1945, U-1023 fired a spread of two LUT torpedoes at convoy TBC-135 off St. Ives in the Bristol Channel and heard one detonation and sinking noises. In fact, the Riverton was damaged and beached in St. Ives Bay. She was towed to Swansea in August 1945, repaired and returned to service.

On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

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